Sunday, August 28, 2011

Celebrate The Angel Company

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We are celebrating The Angel Company, which closed last week.  This card was my husband's birthday card.  His birthday was Tuesday.  What a great set "Eyes to See".  I love this image. 

I have to admit I was going to do a spotlight on the drake since this was his birthday card. This is one of the subjects discussed in the Copic Intermediate Class that I forgot to mention in my talk at Seminar this year.  {So Sorry - for those wanting to know more about the class and less about the other subjects I touched on.}  How you light your image can change the focal point. This is one of my 'aha moments' from the class when we were shown the same image lit differently.  If the light hits the drake first he is the focal point.  If you move your light source to hit the female duck, she is the focal point, even though she is somewhat behind. 

This is just such an interesting image when you study it.  I love to look at how the illustrator drew it, all the details. There is always intent designed in, so much forethought. This one is drawn in such a way that there is kind of an optical illusion going on.  I love that!

Ended up just coloring the whole thing because Mark doesn't like the "spotlight" put on him.  Truth be told he forgot it was his birthday Tuesday morning.  We celebrated Friday night by going to a Packer game {awesome seats}.   


Copics:
Water - B41, B45
Drake: E30, YR23, YG93, B37
Duck: E30, E55, E57, E59 
Foliage: YG31, YG93, YG95, YG 97

The Angel Company has meant so much to me over the last 7 years.  I have grown SO much.  Believe it or not I did not consider myself a "colorer" or speaker either for that matter.  The images have been so amazing over the years and seemed to be getting better and better. 

I loved that they were a Christian company too, our demonstrator manual emphasized The Golden Rule and it was written from that perspective.  I knew I was in the right place after reading the manual.

I loved that they were so ahead of their time.  I remember when I first looked at the catalog in 2003. They had lovely sets and the EZ-Cling (Creative Cling)mounting system.  I really could not believe that the cling foam came with the rubber for that price!

You see I had been buying rubber one place and the cling at another and paying shipping on both, since there wasn't a one stop shop for the Christian stamps with this mounting system.  I had become a huge fan of this mounting system and had been using it for a couple years already.   

I remember asking if they had any Christian stamps, scripture verses etc...  Donna said this is a Christian based company.  Hook, line and sinker that is all she had to say.  SOLD!

I could go on but there are so many blogs you should visit.  Here is the list:



What a ride, thanks for letting me tag along!

Abundant Blessing to you...
Deb

P.S. - I have a post on my DDH blog too. {I will be merging the 2 eventually} So I have a link below.  Also if you did not hear about this hop and would love to join, feel free to link in and share what you loved about The Angel Company! 

Remember this is not a funeral this is a celebration.  The Angel Company brought so many people together who probably would not have never met otherwise.  What a Blessing.

xx





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26 comments:

  1. Love your masculine card. Glad TAC brought us together! You (Deb Miller) not a colorer?? .... Girl you were born to color!

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  2. Beautiful card Deb. Amazing coloring.

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  3. What can I say - amazing and beautiful - as always! I wish I had your skills. It has been such a pleasure getting to know you - and I look forward to continuing to follow your work!

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  4. As always stunning card!! Not a colorer huh? Isn't it amazing what happens when we stretch ourselves a little!! You are awesome! TFS Hugs to you! :)

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  5. Deb- I always love your cards! You have a unique way of seeing things that I really envy.

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  6. GORGEOUS card!!! Love your coloring! and, how fun to celebrate at a Packer's game! It was so nice to meet you at seminar! Glad TAC brought us all together!

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  7. Wow! That is gorgeous, Deb. Makes me eager to take Intermediate Copic certification.

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  8. Absolutely GORGEOUS......I wish I wasn't a colorer...like you!!! :-)

    I needed this blog hop, tonight, as I can finally have closure....and think about the days ahead.

    I am looking forward to getting to know you even better via PW.

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  9. WOW - love your card - beautiful "coloring" when I see a card I can pick out a Deb Miller a mile away!!! Thanks for the copic tips and the final tribute.

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  10. Amazing card! Your work truly is inspiring..... Thank you for sharing with us.

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  11. Spectacular card! I just love the detailed realistic stamps. You did such a wonderful job "coloring." :) I posted a bit late, but it's there now.

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  12. Such a wonderful card and fabulous coloring! It has been so wonderful to get to know you a little more this year. Great idea to add in a linky.. you are fabulous! Good luck in everything!

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  13. What a wonderful card. Your are a "colorer" for sure. This card is absolutely fantastic.

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  14. Deb- my coloring queen! Copic Caboodle weekend was amazing! Thanks for teaching me to color! Someday I want to be almost as good as you! You have taught me so much, you have have cheered me on when no one else did, you have been that friend to me who seems to understand me and knows what I go through everyday. I am so blessed to call you---FRIEND! Until we meet again...my favorite stamping, packer fan friend! Muah! PS...I still treasure my goodie box from you--I have not used it all up--it is so fun to go digging for Deb treasures!! ;o)

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  15. Very nice the card and the sentiments!

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  16. Beautiful card as usual Deb.

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  17. Deb this is beautiful. I too have enjoyed being an angel - 6 years for me. Thank you for so many great ideas.
    Blessings,

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  18. GREAT MAN CARD. THEY ARE SO HARD TO MAKE. YES I AGREE YOU ARE A GREAT COLORER IF THAT IS A WORD. I ALSO WAS AN ANGEL FOR 4 YEARS. I LOVED THE COMPANY AND THE GREAT WOMAN THAT HELPED SELL FOR IT. MISCHELLE WAS A GREAT INSPIRATION TO ME WHICH CARRIED OVER TO MY LADIES I CRAFTED WITH. I HOPE SOMEONE FINDS A WAY TO CREATE ANOTHER ANGEL COMPANY 2, SO IT CAN CONTINUE ON. IF NOT WE HAVE THE TOOLS AND CREATIVITY TO UPLIFT AND CARRY THE ORIGINAL PURPOSE ON IN OUR OWN LIVES. HOPE TO SEE ALL MY OTHER ANGELS IN THE FUTURE. THANKS ANGEL COMPANY FOR ALL MY BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES!!! BECKY DAY #3974

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  19. WOW...beautiful card. Your coloring is so awesome...you are one talented laby. Love all your work.

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  20. Wow - such an elegant card! Awesome coloring too!

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  21. Holy Cow! Your coloring is just amazing! This card is truly an "eyeful"!

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  22. You are such a great woman - so talented, so caring - it comes through in everything. I wish just once I could've sat at your elbow to watch you work. Maybe someday...my folks live in Eagle River...maybe I could do a mini road trip once I'm in WI.

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  23. Thank you so much for sharing your talent and such a beautiful card! I love your work!

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  24. Wow!!! This is just stunning Deb! Sad to say it was on my list...

    Thanks for all the inspiration over the years!
    Hugs

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  25. Love your coloring so so much ... your are really gifted!! I will keep in touch with your blog. Good luck in your future stamping paths. Blessings

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